Minivan driver caught on camera leaving trail of destruction at Checkers drive-thru

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MOLINE, IL -- A woman's attempt at a late-night Checkers run ended poorly for her -- and the restaurant. The whole thing was caught on camera.

Cell phone video shows a minivan in the drive-thru of an Illinois Checkers on Friday. After receiving the food, the driver pulls forward, and then backs up -- right into a concrete pillar.

Damaged pole

The minivan then smashed into the side of the building, before taking a hard turn and slamming into a light pole, which fell over.

"When her car started going up and she pulled forward really quick, I thought something was gonna happen and so I pulled out my phone," said Brendan Lawrence, a high school freshman who was at the drive-thru line, waiting to get a smoothie. He captured the whole thing on his cell phone.

East Moline Police eventually caught up with the driver, who has been charged with driving under the influence.

Pole knocked over

Incidentally, Lawrence was on a break from a driver's ed course.

Watch the video:

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